I am a T1 Diabetic. I started following Dr. McDougall's program about 3 years ago. I've never been to his residential program (although I would like to).
Lately, I've not been as strict with the diet. I know this will sound very counter-intuitive but, my blood sugars have been so high for such a long time that I kind of gave up when we eat out. I always cook well at home. I eat steel-cut oats every morning for breakfast w/berries and an apple. Before when my blood sugars were elevated I always knew something was wrong physically. With the exception of 2 visits to the doctor this year, I've been told there is nothing wrong.
I finally saw a new endo who seems to be proactive but, she changed my pump settings and then told me to get off my high carb diet. It kind of threw me into a tailspin and quite frankly I was afraid to eat much of anything. My sugars still remained somewhat high even after the adjustments. I noticed that if I stick to eating just fruit in the morning and keeping my starchy carbs and fruit separate it seems to stay in range (except for this morning).
I'm kind of at my wit's end. Does anyone know of a Dr in the East or North Dallas area who agrees with a starch-based diet? @kenscircus, I would love to know how you've managed to manage your blood sugars so masterfully.